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home. bob orr is in washington with more on the investigation. good evening, bob. >> reporter: good evening, jim. as new details emerge, the scope of the horror explains. gunman adam lanza apparently sprayed two classrooms at sandy hook elementary school with relentless fire from a semiautomatic assault rifle. it was a massacre, and most of the victims were first graders. autopsies on the bodies of the children revealed that many, if not all, had been shot multiple times. wayne carver is the chief medical examiner for connecticut. >> i only did seven of the autopsies. the victims i had ranged from 3 to 11 wounds apiece and i only saw two of them with close-range shooting. >> reporter: investigators believe most of the bullets came from a bushmaster 223 assault rifle. it was one of four guns adam lanza took from the home he shared with his mother after he shot and killed her. sources say he left one gun in his car and then forced his way into the school, carrying the assault rifle in his hands and two semiautomatic pistols in the dark military-style cargo pants he was wearing. inside
them. >> reporter: we may see a test of strength between two washington power centers, a lobby, the nra and legislators who feel they've got to do something. dan raviv, cbs news at the capitol. >> jeff: still ahead on tonight's "cbs evening news", a warrant's worst fear not realized. stories of survival and sacrifice in newtown. and we'll take a critical look back at an effort to stop gun violence in california. >> briefly in other news outside the syrian cap tafl damascus tonight, warplanes fired on a palestinian refugee camp, activists say at least 25 people were killed taking shelter in a mosque there and to the north rebels say they won a key battle taking an infant ree base in aleppo, the country's largest city. more than 40,000 syrians have been killed since an uprise-- uprising against president bashar assad began 21 months ago. and in egypt voters in the first round of ballotting have approved a new draft constitution. there is another round of voting next weekend. and allen pizzey is in cairo. >> protestors are still camped out in tahrir square but the chanting is on hold. earl
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